The Indian Railways is planning to launch(may be in June) new app to provide all the information of Indian railways system.
All your train travel-related queries will be answered through one mega application, likely to be named HindRail, which incorporates in it most of the existing railways’ apps.
The Hind Rail app will provide comprehensive information on arrivals, departures, platform number, running status, delays, cancellations and berth availability. Along with ‘HindRail’, other names such as MeriRail, ERail, MyRail and Rail Anubhuti are also being considered for the new app.
Along with these, the Hind Rail app also provide services and information on booking of taxis, porters, retiring rooms, hotels, tour packages, e-catering and other travel-related requirements.
The Railways often finds itself flooded with complaints from passengers about not getting reliable information on train running status, especially when they run late. Mohd Jamshed, Railway Board member (traffic), acknowledges that there are problems in disseminating accurate information on delays. But, he says, the new app will address all these issues.
“The new app will be launched in June and it will not only give you information, you can also track trains through it,” he said. Currently, there are several apps operated by the Indian Railways which provide various kinds of services. These include the CMS App for complaint management system. The National Train Enquiry System (NTES) app provides inquiry facility. There are apps for booking reserved and unreserved tickets. There is another app managed by the IRCTC for the e-catering services. All these will be integrated in the proposed app.